August 2017 Horoscopes: Virgo

AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22

By: Amelia Quint
Illustration: Hannah Becker

Since last fall, you’ve been reevaluating the relationship between your work and what you love. When Jupiter squares off with Pluto for the last time on the 4th, you realize the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the Aquarius lunar eclipse on the 7th shows you exactly how to reconcile the two to make your daily grind just a little bit easier. Mercury retrograde in your sign might cause a few technical snafus, but it’s more like a proving ground for your new, improved professional self.

On the 21st, the massive Leo solar eclipse gives you an unprecedented opportunity to start from scratch. You get closure on something that’s been a source of deep discomfort for a long time, and forge a new spiritual beginning. The inner changes become more concrete when the sun enters your sign on the 22nd, and Mercury (your ruling planet) joins in on the 26th. Even better, Jupiter flirts with Saturn on the 27th to give you a healthy confidence boost. Mercury retrograde back into Leo on the 31st helps you integrate any lingering weirdness from the eclipse. Take a deep breath, and keep going.

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